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  1. Satan laughs at authority Genesis 3:5 (NKJV)- For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

  2. What does a member of Christ’s body do? Colossians 3:17 (NKJV) - And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

  3. What does a member of Christ’s body do? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) - All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  4. What is the local church? • All Christians are under Christ as their head. (Eph 5:23)

  5. What is the local church? • All Christians are under Christ as their head. (Eph 5:23) • Every Christian is in this universal body. In this sense there is but one church. (Eph 4:4-6; 1:22-23)

  6. What is the local church? • All Christians are under Christ as their head. (Eph 5:23) • Every Christian is in this universal body. In this sense there is but one church. (Eph 4:4-6; 1:22-23) • This one body is not speaking of a local church.

  7. What is the local church? • All Christians are under Christ as their head. (Eph 5:23) • Every Christian is in this universal body. In this sense there is but one church. (Eph 4:4-6; 1:22-23) • This one body is not speaking of a local church. • You cannot be in this one church without Jesus being your head. (Lk 6:46)

  8. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church.

  9. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church. • There is an agreement to work and worship together as a church. (Heb 13:17)

  10. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church. • There is an agreement to work and worship together as a church. (Heb 13:17) • There is a common oversight. (1 Pt 5:1-2)

  11. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church. • There is an agreement to work and worship together as a church. (Heb 13:17) • There is a common oversight. (1 Pt 5:1-2) • There is a pooling of resources. (1 Cor 16:1-2)

  12. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church. • There is an agreement to work and worship together as a church. (Heb 13:17) • There is a common oversight. (1 Pt 5:1-2) • There is a pooling of resources. (1 Cor 16:1-2) • Some say any coming together of Christians constitutes a local church. For example some Christians may get together and pool their money to buy pizza.

  13. What is the local church? • There are three things necessary to have a local church. • There is an agreement to work and worship together as a church. (Heb 13:17) • There is a common oversight. (1 Pt 5:1-2) • There is a pooling of resources. (1 Cor 16:1-2) • Some say any coming together of Christians constitutes a local church. For example some Christians may get together and pool their money to buy pizza. • This is not a local church at work!

  14. What is the local church? • God has given local churches unique responsibilities.

  15. What is the local church? • God has given local churches unique responsibilities. • In discipline there is a time and place for the church to act. (Mt 18:15-17)

  16. What is the local church? • God has given local churches unique responsibilities. • In discipline there is a time and place for the church to act. (Mt 18:15-17) • In benevolence there are differing responsibilities concerning the local church and the individual Christian. (1 Tim 5:16)

  17. What is the local church? • God has given local churches unique responsibilities. • In discipline there is a time and place for the church to act. (Mt 18:15-17) • In benevolence there are differing responsibilities concerning the local church and the individual Christian. (1 Tim 5:16) • Because of this we need to find the local church addressed in the context of a passage before assuming church responsibility.

  18. What is the local church? • God has given local churches unique responsibilities. • If a scripture addresses only the individual Christian this would not be enough to authorize church action. If not, then whatever the individual Christian may do, the church may do!

  19. What is the local church? • What does the individual have authority to do.

  20. What is the local church? • What does the individual have authority to do. • This would involve secular business. (Eph 4:28)

  21. What is the local church? • What does the individual have authority to do. • This would involve secular business. (Eph 4:28) • This would involve politics. (Rom 13:1-4)

  22. What is the local church? • What does the individual have authority to do. • This would involve secular business. (Eph 4:28) • This would involve politics. (Rom 13:1-4) • This would involve recreation and many other things. Are you ready?

  23. What is the work of a local church? • When should take all the passages dealing with church action.

  24. What is the work of a local church? • When should take all the passages dealing with church action. • God may specify a certain thing. In this we must not substitute! (1 Cor 16:1-2)

  25. What is the work of a local church? • We should take all the passages dealing with church action. • God may specify a certain thing. In this we must not substitute! (1 Cor 16:1-2) • In the authority to act there may be things authorized that are necessary to fulfilling the things to be done. This is sometimes called "general authority."

  26. What is the work of a local church? • The church may use its resourcesfor that which it is authorized to do.

  27. What is the work of a local church? • The church may use its resourcesfor that which it is authorized to do. • God has authorized a collection for the work of the local church.

  28. What is the work of a local church? • The church may use its resourcesfor that which it is authorized to do. • God has authorized a collection for the work of the local church. • The resources of the local church constitute the treasury and those things purchased from the treasury that are overseen by the church.

  29. What is the work of a local church? • The church may use its resourcesfor that which it is authorized to do. • God has authorized a collection for the work of the local church. • The resources of the local church constitute the treasury and those things purchased from the treasury that are overseen by the church. • This would include the building or other things purchased from the treasury.

  30. What is the work of a local church? • The church may do only that which is wholly its work.

  31. What is the work of a local church? • The church may do only that which is wholly its work. • Only that which is authorized may be done with God's approval. To mix that which is authorized in with things that are not authorized is in effect is a substitution for what God has said.

  32. What is the work of a local church? • The church may do only that which is wholly its work. • Only that which is authorized may be done with God's approval. To mix that which is authorized in with things that are not authorized is in effect is a substitution for what God has said. • Playing baseball is not authorized wider passages that instruct us to preach the gospel.

  33. What is the work of a local church? • The church may do only that which is wholly its work. • Only that which is authorized may be done with God's approval. To mix that which is authorized in with things that are not authorized is in effect is a substitution for what God has said. • Playing baseball is not authorized wider passages that instruct us to preach the gospel. • Someone may preach while the game is being played, but playing baseball and preaching the gospel are two separate activities!

  34. What is the work of a local church? • The work of the local church can be described in three areas.

  35. What is the work of a local church? • The work of the local church can be described in three areas. • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the preaching of God's word. (Phil 4:15-16; 2 Cor 11:8)

  36. What is the work of a local church? • The work of the local church can be described in three areas. • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the preaching of God's word. (Phil 4:15-16; 2 Cor 11:8) • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the edifying of its members. (Acts 9:31; 1 Cor 14:26)

  37. What is the work of a local church? • The work of the local church can be described in three areas. • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the preaching of God's word. (Phil 4:15-16; 2 Cor 11:8) • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the edifying of its members. (Acts 9:31; 1 Cor 14:26) • God has authorized local churches to be involved in the relief of its members. (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35; 6:1-6;11:27-30; Rom 15:26; 1 Cor 6:1-4;2 Cor 9:12-14)

  38. What is the work of a local church? • Where does a social meal fit? (Eph 4:11, 12; Jn 6:44, 26-27)

  39. What is the work of a local church? • Where does a social meal fit? (Eph 4:11, 12; Jn 6:44, 26-27) • Consider some common examples of liberal churches in this area.

  40. What is the work of a local church?

  41. What is the work of a local church?

  42. New efforts to justify a social meals • LaGard Smith book “radical restoration” has found a receptive audience.

  43. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices.

  44. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher.

  45. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher. • That churches be small groups that meet in homes.

  46. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher. • That churches be small groups that meet in homes. • That elders be over many churches in an area.

  47. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher. • That churches be small groups that meet in homes. • That elders be over many churches in an area. • That there be no collections except for specific temporary needs.

  48. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher. • That churches be small groups that meet in homes. • That elders be over many churches in an area. • That there be no collections except for specific temporary needs. • We must abandon the uniform use of the name “church of Christ.”

  49. New efforts to justify a social meals • He claims the Bible demand that we change many practices. • That there be no fully supported local preacher. • That churches be small groups that meet in homes. • That elders be over many churches in an area. • That there be no collections except for specific temporary needs. • We must abandon the uniform use of the name “church of Christ.” • That the Lord’s Supper be part of a common meal.

  50. New efforts to justify a social meals • LaGard Smith has spoken at Robuck Parkway, the Central church in Tuscaloosa and in many other places in Alabama.